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Doctor insights on: Blocked Ureter And Kidney Stones

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What can happen if i don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

What can happen if i don't have a kidney stone removed from ureter?

Pass or obstruct.: A stone in the ureter may pass or it may obstruct the ureter. The likelihood that a stone will pass decreases significantly the larger it is, especially over 5mm. If the stone fails to pass, obstruction of urine can cause the kidney to swell in a process called hydronephrosis. Over time this can lead to increased risk of infection and kidney atrophy. Work with your urologist for options. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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I have kidney stone in my ureter size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery ?

I have kidney stone in my  ureter  size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery ?

Depends: Generally a stone this size has about 60% of passing spontaneously.If not passed in 4 weeks,it will probably not pass.If it has been 4 weeks, have it removed endoscopically. Best wishes for you. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone before but it was passed before 10days, but there is slightly pain left in my kidney or may b in ureter. i don't knw the reason ?

I had a kidney stone before but it was passed before 10days, but there is slightly pain left in my kidney or may b in ureter. i don't knw the reason ?

Stone: I would suggest a urinalysis and an exam to make sue you don't have a UTI. You may need an X-ray to make sure it's not a new or residual stone. Also you should have a CT Urogram or IVP if you've never had one to make sure there are no anatomical issues. ...Read more

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Why do people often feel pain when a kidney stone passes into the ureters?

Why do people often feel pain when a kidney stone passes into the ureters?

Spasm and trauma : The ureter may spasm which may hurt. The urine may be blocked which causes increased pressure in your collecting system and pain. Or the trauma to your urothelial lining can cause pain. ...Read more

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How long can a kidney stone be stuck in my ureter before any damage is done?

How long can a kidney stone be stuck in my ureter before any damage is done?

Difficult to say: In studies on dogs in the past, if a kidney was completely blocked, there was some irreversible damage that stated to occur at 2 weeks. If the obstruction is not 100%, you probably have longer before seeing any permanent effects on the kidney. ...Read more

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How long can kidney stones rest in the kidney, before they start going down the ureter?

Hard to be exact...: Good question. I am not aware of any studies ever published on this to be sure...My colleagues may help if they do. I can say that I have seen many abdominal ct scans of patients where the kidney stones remain unchanged in size and appearance within the kidneys for several years. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Is it possible to feel a kidney stone (large enough to be stuck in the ureters) exit the urethra in females?

Ureteric stone: Small renal stone may or may not be felt passing through female urethra since it is short and straight. Also depends on orientation and shape of stone. Best way to catch stone is to strain urine. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more